Sports in Wisconsin

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The affable staff at GameMaster leads customers through a neon-lit showroom populated by billiards, foosball, and air-hockey tables for infinite in-home revelry. Pool balls fly across blue felt on the multipurpose Phoenix billiard table, which transforms into table tennis or a slide-hockey platform with a simple kiss from a frog. The sleek, modern Tucson billiard table reunites players with precious orbs through a league-style ball return, and pucks glide across the sleek, white, 7-foot Detroit air-hockey table, adding numbers to an inlaid LED scoring screen. Alternatively, the Calgary air-hockey table boasts an air-flow of 80 cubic feet per minute and an LCD electronic scorer. Inside the Maverick foosball table’s sturdy mahogany cabinet, counterbalanced wooden figures make daring saves as human players twist quick-grip handles. Customers can also learn to hit small targets or fasten pins to distant lapels by perusing the shops' selection of dart cabinets ($79.95+) and dart cases ($16.50+).

3125 S 108th St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

All of Badgerland Bowling Centers' six locations have a lot in common. At each location, groups hurtle colorful balls down slick, glossy lanes, refueling at an onsite restaurant between matches. All of the alleys host birthday, work, and fundraising parties and tournaments such as the Badgerland Bowling 300 Club—which has doled out more than $35,000 in cash prizes since 2002—and the Badgerland Open, which welcomed 113 competitors in 2011, one of whom snagged a grand prize of $500 and 1,000 bragging rights.

But like sextuplets working undercover for the CIA, each center also maintains a unique identity. At Badger Bowl in Madison, live musicfloods the lanes on weekends, and dancers jump and jive on West Coast Swing nights on Wednesday. Nearby at Dream Lanes, laser and disco lights slice through fog amid thundering music during Ultra Bowling every Friday and Saturday evening.

2121 E Springs Dr
Madison,
WI
US

The freedom to explore the aquatic world. That’s what Green Bay Scuba LLC’s team of divers and instructors gives to their students. They instill would-be divers with the skills to plunge the depths through beginner’s basic courses and teach those already experienced how to make a career out of the sport. Besides instruction, they also repair and sell all diving equipment and lead dive trips to locales the likes of Cozumel, Mexico.

1316 Velp Ave
Green Bay,
WI
US

The proprietors of Performance Running Outfitters, Trae and Jessica Hoepner, bring 25 years of running experience to their business and understand how best to outfit the feet of competitive and casual runners alike. The paw honchos at Performance Running Outfitters perform a thorough foot analysis to find the right fit for all training needs. After assaying arch type and width, shoes are treadmill tested for proper gait and stability, insuring that everybody leaves bounding in step with their sole-mate. Performance Running Outfitters proffers brand name apparel from respected athletic designers, including Nike running socks ($12 per pair), Zensah arm sleeves ($29.99) and high-quality kicks from Mizuno, Asics, New Balance, and more. Although most running shoes cost more than $50, this Groupon is good for sale items. Scurrying feet can also pick up sustenance by way of nutritional PowerBars, Sports Beans, and Gatorade, or stock up on accessories such as a travel massage stick ($27.49) or sunglasses ($39.99+) to avoid making eye contact with baiting roadrunners.

2205 N Calhoun Rd
Brookfield,
WI
US

Backed by beloved brands including The North Face, Mountain Hardwear, Burton, Patagonia, and Arc'teryx, Fontana Sports has been cradling Madison's outdoor aficionados in a hammock made of high-quality sporting goods and friendly service for more than five decades. Outfit your summer surfing trip with board shorts such as the Patagonia Wavefarer ($58.99), or distract fellow snowboarders from your face-to-snow frequency with flashy POW Mustacheo winter gloves ($39.99). The impressive footwear selection can properly protect your lower paws from jagged sidewalks, inconsiderate glaciers, or icky beach insects. Sultry summer goddesses will bask in the laceless comfort of Reef's Bohemia sandals ($39.99).

231 Junction Rd
Madison,
WI
US

Backed by beloved brands including The North Face, Mountain Hardwear, Burton, Patagonia, and Arc'teryx, Fontana Sports has been cradling Madison's outdoor aficionados in a hammock made of high-quality sporting goods and friendly service for more than five decades. Outfit your summer surfing trip with board shorts such as the Patagonia Wavefarer ($58.99), or distract fellow snowboarders from your face-to-snow frequency with flashy POW Mustacheo winter gloves ($39.99). The impressive footwear selection can properly protect your lower paws from jagged sidewalks, inconsiderate glaciers, or icky beach insects. Sultry summer goddesses will bask in the laceless comfort of Reef's Bohemia sandals ($39.99).

216 N Henry St
Madison,
WI
US